Our last supper

featured in the poetry forum June 12, 2010  :: 0 comments

when you take
hope off the table
and serve me
stone cold
any side
while leaving
me thirsty
for more
and then
when you
go and
desert me
and tell me
to wake up
and smell
the coffee
you have
not sweetened
well then
you have
not fed
my body
nor my spirit
and you leave
me with
no choice
but to go
to Starbucks

Your Way

featured in the poetry forum March 30, 2010  :: 0 comments

It’s not about
who you know
it’s about how you
walk into a room
and how you say,
“That’s me!”
when your name
is called
it’s how you
step forward
like a future star
on a chorus line
on a broadway
and then
when the spotlight
shoots down
and it’s your turn
to shine
it’s how you
don’t shy away
like Frank Sinatra
never did
when he sang
my way
because you
have learned
to love the
that is you
and even if
your life is
more karaoke
the great white way
you still
have to give
it all you’ve got
because though
we may be
just a few
drunk friends
or ten thousand
you really
need us
to love you
all the way

Inner Child

featured in the poetry forum January 6, 2010  :: 0 comments

you got a lousy rainbow
so what
sure as bad weather
there will be another
and your chariot
busted down
and never swung
low to carry you home
stop hanging on
to threads
leading to kites
in lightning clouds
you didn’t
discover eccentricity
nobody your age
should still be pulling
a red wagon
filled with flyaway weeds
dandelion dreams
stop trying to be
the Pied Piper
of the Peter Pan principal
as dragons
drag you down
through dungeons
of despair
when will
you grow
up and discover
that tree growing
in Brooklyn
and that
secret Garden
State highway
to adulthood
where like
Robin Hood
you can steal
from the richness
of your childhood
to give to
your poor
attempt at